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History and the testimony of language

Author: Christopher Ehret
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: California world history library, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to applying language evidence in historical studies. It demonstrates how these methods allow us not only to recover the histories of time periods and places poorly served by written  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ehret
ISBN: 9780520262041 0520262042 9780520262058 0520262050
OCLC Number: 498113283
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Methods and myths --
Writing history from linguistic evidence --
Historical inference from transformations in the vocabularies of culture --
Historical inference from word borrowing --
Linguistic dating --
History in the Sahara : society and economy in the early Holocene --
Social transformation in the Horn of Africa, 500 BCE to 500 CE --
Recovering the history of extinct societies : a case study from East Africa --
Cultural diffusion in the Atlantic age : American crops in Eastern Africa.
Series Title: California world history library, 16.
Responsibility: Christopher Ehret.

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"[A] valuable book which deserves to assume its rightful position as required reading for students and scholars of American history." -- Neil Kodesh Journal Of African History

 
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